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World number one Amandine Buchard Nordmeyer still rules

8 Mar 2019 19:00

French World number one Amandine Buchard Nordmeyer lived up to her ranking with victory in the U52kg category. The French star conquered Tashkent Grand Prix bronze medallist Ana Perez Box (ESP) to clinch her fifth Grand Prix gold medal and to extend her advantage at the top of the weight category. Read more

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Sharafuddin Lutfillaev lauded after fourth Grand Prix win

8 Mar 2019 18:20

Six-time Grand Slam medallist Sharafuddin Lutfillaev (UZB) defeated world number 38 Artem Lesiuk (UKR) to win Grand Prix gold on day one in Marrakech. First-time IJF finalist Lesiuk forced the contest into golden score and his Uzbek rival surged into action with a huge koshi-guruma for a waza-ari score to hand him his twelfth Grand Prix medal and fourth of the golden variety. Read more

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Spanish success for Julia Figueroa in Marrakech

8 Mar 2019 18:15

In Marrakech' first final, two-time Grand Slam winner Julia Figueroa (ESP) struck Grand Prix gold for the first time as she defeated former European Championships bronze medallist Monica Ungureanu (ROU) in the closing seconds with a waza-ari score. Read more

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Laura Vargas Koch faces heavy competition in Olympic qualification

8 Mar 2019 16:15

Germany’s sole judo medallist at the Rio 2016 Olympics, Vargas Koch, 28, has one medal on the IJF World Judo Tour since the greatest day of her career in Brazil. Former world silver medallist Vargas Koch won bronze at the Grand Prix of The Hague in 2017 but has failed to medal in her nine other IJF outings since South America’s first Olympic Games. Read more

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Judo as educational tool for girls all over the world

8 Mar 2019 09:05

The International Judo Federation is fully associated with the World Women's Day, held on March 8 and organized under the umbrella of the United Nations, to which the entire world sports movement is invited. Read more

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Beslan Mudranov steps up to U66kg category

8 Mar 2019 09:05

At the Grand Prix of Marrekech a few judo super stars are back on the mat. One of them is Beslan Mudranov. But he will have to give the utmost to gather enough points for qualification for the Olympic Games. Mudranov has been moved from the U60kg category to the U66kg category for Marrakech which will be his debut at the heavier weight. Qualifying is an almost impossible job, but with Olympic Champion Mudranov, nothing is impossible. Read more

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Federation of Montenegro in trouble athletes still welcome

7 Mar 2019 20:50

The Montenegro Judo Federation does not get any support anymore from either the government, nor the international federations. The IJF suspended the federation with immediate effect which was just a result of the sloppy internal affairs in Montenegro. The Judo Federation was the only federation that didn’t fulfil its duties to report to the government. Read more

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